8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Durango
— 2 nights

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): trek along Yampa River Core Trail. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, and then trot along with Del's Triangle 3 Ranch.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary builder app.

Jacksonville to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jacksonville in December: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 29°F and lows are around 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch ©
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arapahoe Basin and Frisco Adventure Park. Visiting Loveland Ski Area and Peak 9 will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Breckenridge to Vail to see Vail / Beaver Creek Resort about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: gear up at Blue River Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge visit site.

Do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December in Breckenridge, expect temperatures between 25°F during the day and 14°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin
Loveland Ski Area ©
Loveland Ski Area
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip app.

Drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Glenwood Springs, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Horseback Riding Tours

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): trek along Animas River Trail, fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort, and then get a taste of life in the country at James Ranch Grill.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Durango travel planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 13°F at night. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
James Ranch Grill ©
James Ranch Grill

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